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the English crown, and being desirous of propitiating the king, to whom the name of Tider was still odious, he changed it into Toutank. Gradually the letter k was dropped, and the letter t substituted in its place; thus transforming the old Celtic Toutank into the Gallic Toutant. During three centuries, the family bore, unaltered, the name of Toutant. Towards the close of the sixteenth century the last male descendant of the Toutants died, leaving an only daughter, who married Sieur Paix de Beauregard—hence the family name of Toutant de Beauregard. From records still extant in the Beauregard family. At what time the particle de was abandoned and the hyphen resorted to instead, is not known. Jacques Toutant-Beauregard was the first of the name who came from France to Louisiana, under Louis XIV., as Commandant of a flotilla, the purpose of which was to bring assistance to the colony, and carry back timber for naval constructions. So thoroughly did he succeed in his enterpris